Date: September 27,2005

Joan Bishop
Communications Office


CONCORD- Superior Court Judge Bruce E. Mohl has been awarded a scholarship by the State Justice Institute to attend a week long course designed to enhance mediation skills for judges.

Entitled, Civil Mediation, the course will be conducted from September 18-23, 2005 in Reno Nevada by National Judicial College. Other issues to be addressed during the sessions include conducting mediation sessions, standards of conduct and ethical considerations for mediators and dealing with the interpersonal dynamics of mediation,

"I am pleased that the State Justice Institute will support the New Hampshire Superior Courtís continuing efforts to develop new and creative ways to help parties resolve their disputes without the need for expensive litigation. I look forward to the intensive civil mediation course at the National Judicial College which will allow me to bring back to New Hampshire some of the most innovative mediation techniques that are being used nationally to bring early resolution to civil cases," says Mohl.

Judge Mohl was named to the bench by Governor John Sununu in January 1988. He currently sits in the Strafford County Superior Court.

The State Justice Institute (SJI) is a non-profit organization, established by Federal law to ward grants to improve the quality of justice in State courts nationwide, facilitate better coordination between State and Federal courts, and foster innovative, efficient solutions to common problems faced by all courts. More information about the institute is available on the SJI website (